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2022 Legislative Update - Room Rentals, Social Media and ADUs Nov 30, 2022

Assembly Bill 1410 (AB 1410) (Rodriguez) loses steam at the finish line and becomes law with a lessened impact on community associations.  

AB 1410 Amends Section...

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Courts Back HOA and Landlord in California and Michigan Dog-Bite Cases Jun 21, 2022

This article first appeared in HOAleader.com. Kelly Richardson, Esq., CCAL is a regular contributor to help inform community associations. 


A California court in...

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Is This Condo/HOA Treasurer Doing the Job or Asking Too Much? Jun 07, 2022

This article is part of an ongoing series in which we'll take your questions from the HOAleader.com discussion forum and get you the answers you need from...

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The Middle Ground May 18, 2022

Community associations have become unhealthy microcosms of a divided nation. It’s time to recognize the ruptures and bring neighbors back together again.

By Kelly G....

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Time Is Almost Up to Remove Illegal Rental Restriction May 16, 2022

By Kelly G. Richardson, Esq. CCAL

The first version of Civil Code Section 4741, banning “unreasonable” rental restrictions, became law in 2021, and also...

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Offering Mental Health Support in HOAs Nov 02, 2021

This article first appeared on CAI's HOA Resources by Laura Otto. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed new stresses on many Americans, including those...

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Naughty or Nice? Holiday Guidelines to List and Check Twice Oct 25, 2021

This article first appeared the CAI-CV, Quorum, October 2021 here.

‘Tis the season. For many homeowners, this time of year is eagerly anticipated and cherished. For...

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2021 Legislative Update: New Laws for California Community Associations Oct 20, 2021

The 2021 legislative session was one of the most active legislative years impacting California community association law. Pressures of the California affordable housing...

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Governor Newsom Declares Drought State of Emergency Oct 20, 2021

On October 19, 2021, Governor Newsom issued a State of Emergency proclamation effectively expanding the drought emergency statewide. The proclamation follows the...

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Vaccine mandates: What Could Requirements Mean for Your Community Oct 19, 2021

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This article first appeared on Community Associations Institute (CAI) Ungated.

The continued presence of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S....

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Conflicts Kill Business Judgment Rule Protections Sep 20, 2021

This article first appeared in Community Association Insider. 

Conflicts of interest can strip board members of the protections they otherwise might have under...

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Closed Session Dos and Don’ts Sep 12, 2021

 This article first appeared in Community Association Insider. 

Closed sessions are among the most frequently abused governance tools in community...

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